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Stories with subject: 2012 United States Presidential Election
  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 3:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting each other as he tried steering his fractious party into an election year devoid of the collisions between conservatives and pragmatists that transformed parts of 2015 into a GOP nightmare.

  • Big bucks, shadowy companies: Election mystery money returns story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this presidential election.

  • High hopes, wide gulf as Obama, GOP look for common ground story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Can President Barack Obama and Republicans put aside years of ill will to secure a few big breakthroughs in Obama's final year? Don't get your hopes up.

  • Things to know about delegates at stake in Iowa caucuses story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am

    WASHINGTON - Delegates are the key to claiming both the Republican and Democratic nominations for president, and the battle to win them starts Monday at the Iowa caucuses.

  • AP sources: Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 1:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.

  • Presidential race shows evolving gender roles in politics 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 7:39 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Carly Fiorina has a husband who quit his career to further hers. Chris Christie boasts of his wife being the family's top earner. Hillary Clinton is looking to get back into the White House, but this time as president.

  • Bad Blood: Cruz-Bushes tension underscores deeper GOP divide 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 4:14 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: "President of the United States."

  • Attorney General defends executive actions on guns as legal story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 1:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns before Congress on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly.

  • House pledges bold election-year agenda, health care plan story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 1:43 pm

    BALTIMORE - Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin pledged Friday that the House will produce a governing agenda by the time Republicans pick their presidential nominee later this year. "This is nothing short of a generational defining moment," Ryan told reporters as Republicans wrapped up their annual retreat here.

  • In GOP response to Obama, SC governor defends immigrants story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-13-16 12:37 am

    WASHINGTON - Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how the nation treats immigrants, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday as the GOP used its response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough stance embraced by some of its leading presidential candidates.

  • GOP candidates pitch conservative path to fight poverty 
    Updated: Jan-09-16 12:31 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Republican presidential candidates said Saturday their party must do more to convince poor Americans that conservative policies - and not an active federal government -will expand economic opportunity.

  • For Democrats, a stable of surrogates ready to campaign story has photos
    Updated: Jan-08-16 10:09 am

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - While Hillary Clinton rallied Democrats out West this week, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, carried her campaign's message through Iowa. Next week, when the Democratic front-runner returns to Iowa herself, her daughter, Chelsea, will be courting supporters in New Hampshire.